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Computational Social Science is the interdisciplinary science of complex social systems and their investigation through computational modeling and related techniques.

The aim of the Computational Social Science Program is to provide our students with the relevant tools and skill set to investigate this new and exciting field through our unique degree programs.

ORAL DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION- CRISTINA METGHER

On Monday, April 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. in Exploratory Hall, Room 3301, Cristina Metgher will defend her doctoral dissertation entitled " A Computational Social Science Approach To The Social Determinants Of Cancer." All are welcome to attend.

DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEFENSE - CHUN-YI YANG

On Friday, January 15, 2016, Chun-Yi Yang will be defending his dissertation proposal entitled “In synchrony with market organization: coordination of financial intermediaries and money flows matched in time” (abstract follows). His defense is scheduled from 10:30-noon in 92 Research Hall.

All are welcome to attend.

ORMS Today Article - Brant Horio

Brant Horio, CSS PhD student and LMI consultant, was recently invited to submit a piece to ORMS Today, the magazine for his professional organization for operations researchers, INFORMS. He wrote about the zombie modeling competition that he runs at LMI for its co-ops.

Brant says the timing of the article nicely aligned with the readings he has done in Andrew Crooks’ and Qing Tian’s classes in which he is very grateful.

You might enjoy the online piece at:
http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec0198b9#/ec0198b9/32

MAGALLANES' DOCTORAL DISSERTATION SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED

Congratulations to Jose Manuel Magallanes who successfully defended his Computational Social Science doctoral dissertation “Climate Change And The Potential For Conflict And Extreme Migration In The Andes: A Computational Approach For Interdisciplinary Modeling And Anticipatory Policy-Making” on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

ORAL DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION - JOSE MANUEL MAGALLANES

On Tuesday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m. in 92 Research Hall, Jose Manuel Magallanes will defend his doctoral dissertation entitled "Climate Change And The Potential For Conflict And Extreme Migration In The Andes: A Computational Approach For Interdisciplinary Modeling And Anticipatory Policy-Making." All are welcome to attend.

Cybersecurity Initiative Fellow

Adam Elkus, CSS PhD student, recently received word that he was awarded a one-year fellowship from the New America Foundation as a Cybersecurity Initiative Fellow. The Foundation identified Adam as a fellow online when they retweeted a link to one of his articles in a defense magazine (War on the Rocks) that was recently published:
https://twitter.com/NewAmCyber/status/595629794710200321.

Two New F'15 CSS Courses Offered

CSS 739-002 - History-friendly Modeling with Agents - Thursdays - 4:30 - Instructor: Wayne Zandbergen, CSS PhD Alum
CSS 739-005 - Agent-based Modeling for Military Applications - Mondays - 4:30
Instructor: Ken Comer, SEOR PhD Alum

Chris Rouly Recipient of ACALCI 2015 Best Paper Award

Chris Rouly’s paper “ALife: Using Adaptive, Autonomous, and Individual Agent Control” won the Australasian Conference On Artificial Life And Computational Intelligence (ACALCI) 2015 best paper award. It received the highest number of nominations submitted by the participants of the conference. The impetus for the Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) component of the experiment (3 experiments were reviewed in the paper) came out of Rob Axtell’s 610 class - ABM and Simulation.

William Kennedy, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation

William Kennedy edited four articles in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS.html) published Issue 2 of Volume 18 on 31-March-2015.